Radioisotopes are radioactive isotopes of an element. Different isotopes of the same element have the same number of protons in their atomic nuclei but differing numbers of neutrons. Radioisotopes are an essential part of radiopharmaceuticals. Radioisotopes are commonly used in industrial radiography. Radioisotopes used in nuclear medicine have very short half-lives, which makes them suitable for therapeutic purposes.
Nuclear Medicine Radio-isotopes (radiopharmaceuticals) in medicine have a major role in cancer therapy. Nuclear Medicine Radio-isotopes are used routinely in the clinics for the non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of various other diseases such as cardiovascular diseases. Nuclear Medicine Radio-isotopes are a crucial component of the radiopharmaceuticals. Nuclear Medicine Radio-isotopes are used for two procedures known as In vitro diagnostic analyses and In vivo procedures.